Salvador Cueva (b. 1986) moved to Monterrey, Mexico, in 2013, where he began working as a photographer for an advertising agency. Since then, Cueva’s personal series have been recognised internationally across various digital platforms – images acclaimed for their representations of time and memory in the urbanised, almost ornamental metropolis. Brightly coloured structures tie into the wider mould of the city, communicating a sense of endless construction. Elsewhere, windows, balconies and fire escapes become part of a sample of contemporary life. Highly stylised, the images – taken in New York and Cuba – highlight globalised growth through the use of sweeping pinks and digitalised blue skies. What each photograph achieves is an overwhelming and perhaps unsettling sense of repetition. Shapes, colours and structures draw the eye in to the formulae that create today’s mechanistic landscape. www.salvadorcueva.com.
Made Here: Leeds College of Art End of Year Show 2016.
It must now be regarded as a tradition that a British art college education entails a prolonged immersion and exercise in extraordinary interdisciplinary innovation. Leeds College of Art is no different.
5 To See: This Weekend
The 5 to See for 4–6 August provides insight into global transitions prevalent in the 20th century, encompassing themes that celebrate justice.